Volkswagen India, in an official announcement has confirmed that it is going to launch the second generation Tiguan and the new Passat in India this year. Though the exact dates have not been revealed, it is expected that both these products will be launched in the next 6 months with the Tiguan debuting during the second quarter and the Passat making its way during the third quarter of 2017.
Commenting on the 2017 launch announcement, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “2017 marks 10 years for Volkswagen in India and at this opportune moment, we reiterate our commitment with a strong product line-up aimed at fostering our growth momentum in the country. With the successful launch of the Ameo and introduction of GTI recently, Volkswagen marked its presence in the Compact Sedan and Performance car segment. With exciting new products across the segments, we are now ready to enter the SUV segment with Tiguan and luxury segment with the all new Passat. The slew of launches will ensure every car buyer finds a car to meet their requirements at our showrooms.”
Safety is integral at Volkswagen and as part of its brand DNA, retaining the same elements, the Tiguan is set to make a mark in the Indian market. Based on the MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform and already making waves in Europe, the second generation Tiguan is the undisputed best-selling SUV in its class. The body proportions of the latest Volkswagen SUV are sporty and exude charisma with its stylish design. With a 2.0L TDI engine mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox the Tiguan delivers impressive driving performance and is a perfect blend of performance, safety, efficiency and luxury. Also Read: Tata Motors and Volkswagen looking to work modular platforms for the Indian Market: Report
The New Passat is positioned as a benchmark-setting sedan in its segment. Loaded with new technologies, the New Passat showcases dynamic design and offers advanced entertainment & safety features. Based on the path-breaking MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform Passat will be powered with a 2.0L TDI engine mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. The New Passat is indeed a perfect amalgamation of comfort, style and sophistication with added driving pleasure. For the first time in India Volkswagen Passat will offer 9 airbags providing additional safety for the passengers.